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Guardians of the Galaxy Collectible Cassette

The soundtrack from the Guardians of the Galaxy film will be released on a collectible cassette tape

The Town That Dreaded Sundown Film Review

This could be the best slaher film and horror film of 2014! Find out why and hit the review inside.

Top 10 Song For Halloween

What music can set the mood and put you into that Halloween spirit? Give these 10 songs a listen and see if it gets you in that haunting spirit.

Batman V Superman Bruce Wayne and Lex Luthor Fight

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, Batman and Lex Luthor get into a fight on the red carpet.

VHS: Viral Movie Review

Does 'Viral' deliver the goods like the previous 2 installments or does it go down like the Titanic?

Morbidly Made: HALLOWEEN SPECIAL!!!

The Morbidly Made Ep 36: HALLOWEEN SPECIAL!!!




Halloween is almost upon us, which means it’s time for a Halloween special!!!

We open with the same old nonsense... but this time, John and Mike have been drinking. We discuss some suggestions for your Halloween viewing and we learn the meaning of Trick or Treat (at least a very short version).

Avengers: Age Of Ultron SDCC Trailer Released

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Remember that elusive trailer that no one had, just the audio? Well here is the SDCC trailer showing everyone trying to lift Thor's hammer. It even gives more info to who is in the Avenger tower when Ultron comes in and starts talking. Enjoy!

*Bonus: Extended scene from Age of Ultron Below








‘Batman V Superman’ Teaser Attached To ‘The Hobbit,’ IMAX


IMAX has dropped the ball in a big way on twitter. They tweeted out the above as a promotion for the upcoming Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, saying that a teaser for the Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice film will be attached, but the post was quickly removed and all that is left is this screen cap.

A few hours after the posted another tweet claiming they were "just sharing an article", yet the above shows that there is no link to an article just a tweet with an attached Batman V Superman picture. 

The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies will be released December 17th 2014. Then I guess we will see a new teaser or the comic-con teaser officially released.


SF: Man's Best Friend & Project: Metalbeast

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This week Forest & Cory travel thru time to share their thoughts on a pair of K9 related films. Forest reviews Man's Best Friend featuring Lance Henrikson. Cory takes things in the direction of dumb with Project: Metalbeast.

The Horror Duo also share their excitement for Katy Perry's plan to preform during this years Super Bowl, Forest hates "the most immature men" and Cory also mentions, off-handidly, his plans to create a horror themed "radio drama". The guys also ask the hard to answer question; "Where have all the cartoons gone?." For more Slaughter Film news and reviews, as well as show notes and special events, make sure to visit our website; SlaughterFilm.com.




TIME CODE
00:00 Introduction & Chat
13:56 Forest reviews Man's Best Friend
36:59 Know Your Horror Trivia
38:35 Cory reviews Project: Metalbeast
N/A Comments & Conclusion

'V/H/S: Viral' Kills A Potential Franchise (Review)


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What once has been is now lost. That statement sums up the 3rd entry into the VHS series, which truly had potential to be a huge franchise. The film was clearly rushed and created just for the sake of putting out a new installment right before Halloween.  Where VHS part 1 and 2 offered amazing shorts from seasoned film makers, the same can not be said about part 3.

To clear the air, the whole film doesn't suck. There is one decent short and one boss short, but the wraparound and final short really diminish the quality of the film. In order to give each contributor a fair shake I'll break each short down with why and why not the segment fails to deliver. I'll start with the best and work to the worst.

VHS: Viral Killed a Potential Franchise, Full Movie Review 


"Parallel Monster"

If you have ever seen the TV show Sliders, think of that but to the power of 10 with demons and Satan air ships patrolling the skies. Written and directed by Nacho Vigalondo, we meet a man who opens a gate to a parallel universe. Once it opens he and his other self agree to trade places for 15 minutes.

This is the best short in the film. Nacho delivers a crazy "what if" that delivers a stunning look at a what could possible be in our mirror universe. The filming is handheld, but really tells the story with very minimal shaky cam work. The story is concise and to the point. I would love to see this idea turned into a feature. 9/10

"Dante The Great"

 When a hack magician come into ownership of a mystical cloak, he goes from a nobody to a headlining act. Greg Bishop wrote and directed this entry. Again filmed in a more traditional way, because it's a semi-documentary there are no lame or overly shaky shots here. The story is on par with Parallel Monsters in quality, but the ending leaves a bit to be desired...not a lot,just a bit. 

This is the first short in the film and it's pretty cool with a great premise. The ending could have used a bit more development, but I like it for what it is. Overall this is another positive short to come out of the film. 8/10

Now we get into what drowned the film like an anchor around a newborn's neck. Had they just came up with a better wraparound and third short it could have easily saved the film, but instead we got this.

"Bonestorm"

Two kids trying to show off their average skating ability hire a camera man to shoot and produce a skate video. After the get kicked out of the park, they head south ( Tijuana) to skate in a secret place.  Written and directed by Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson, this short takes part 2's "Safe Haven" concept and throws skaters into the mix.  The shooting style is almost entirely GoPro'ed and more-often-than-not is just an extreme closeup on the skater's faces,It's very distracting. What could have been a cool short just falls apart due to shooting style and lack of coherent story. Only positive....the kills?

This is the last short in the film and stands out as the worse of the bunch. 4/10 *I feel that might be to kind*

"Vicious Circles"

The worst way to tie the shorts together has been brought to you by  Marcel Sarmiento. What kills me is that a few people had to have seen this and said "Yep, it works great! Let use it as the wrap." It's all over the place and makes zero sense. Ignoring the fact that the film abandons the VHS premise completely, there are still tape tracking and static found within the cuts. Then to top it all off there is a box with a toggle switch that says UPLOAD...YEA, IN THE ICE CREAM TRUCK THERE IS A SWITCH THAT WHEN FLIPPED WILL UPLOAD EVERYTHING WE HAVE JUST SEEN...I guess using the format of VHS tapes just didn't make sense for this outing of a film titled VHS.

Reshoot the wraparound and save this could-be franchise. 0/10

Oh and not be out done, there is a mini segment that makes no sense and adds nothing to the plot. I would like to use the title "Mexican Fork Fight" for this one. What happens exactly? A Mexican kills a bunch of friends with forks while the ice cream truck drives by...1/10 at least it was better than the wrap around.

As it sits, it's a 50/50 shot of whether or not you should see or buy this. On one hand you have two cool shorts, but on the other you have a poor wraparound and two weak stories...Solution: watch the two good shorts and turn it off. Don't buy the blu-ray, wait till someone just gives it to you.


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Freak Show: Jessica Lange Gods and Monsters Cover (Full Song)




American Horror Story: Freak Show begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The year is 1952. A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.












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Exclusive 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Stills


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Marvel planned to debut the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer during Agents of SHIELD next Tuesday, but apparently that plan didn't work out. Shortly after a poor quality version of the entire trailer leaked online, Marvel decided to publish an official teaser trailer on YouTube. The two-minute video shows the full team in action and includes a look at the Hulkbuster armor, a super strange version of "I've Got No Strings," and, of course, Ultron, as voiced by James Spader in what sounds like a wonderfully creepy performance. The film is headed into theaters on May 1st, 2015 in the US.

Here is a complete breakdown of the trailer highlighting the key scenes of the film and giving you a very clear look at Ultron.   




























Guardians of the Galaxy Soundtrack Released In Cassette


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The mixtape, belonging to Star Lord,  from the film Guardians of the Galaxy which also played a big part in the film, has already been a bit of a hit on the music album charts. With a digital compilation reaching number 2 in the UK charts, as well as topping the US album chart. Now the soundtrack mixtape that was featured in the film can be yours. It will go on-sale on November 28, according to Billboard.

Disney has confirmed that it will be releasing the full playlist on cassette, the first tape they have launched since 2003. The limited edition tape will be available from all independent stores associated with Record Store Day, and will be around until December 31. Each cassette will also contain a digital version of the mix.






Toys R Us Pulls Breaking Bad Action Figures


 A Florida mom is demanding Toys 'R Us pull "Breaking Bad" action figures that come complete with a toy bag of crystal meth from sale because she says they glorify drug use.

Susan Schrivjer, from Fort Myers, claims the plastic figurines of the show's anti-hero Walter White and junkie partner Jesse Pinkman "aren't suitable" for children.

And she's now launched a Change.org petition calling for the store to remove the dolls from its racks and website. "I was very shocked and appalled," she told the Today show about how she felt when she stumbled across the figurines — that also come with gas masks and a duffel bag of cash. "Anything to do with drugs is not doing the right thing," she added. "I just think that they need to look at their visions and values, as they call them."

Her petition — titled "Remove Breaking Bad dolls from their shelves" — has so far gained 1,915 signatures.

 "The show centers on the story of a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug kingpin in order to make ends meet," she states on the call for action. "While the show may be compelling viewing for adults, its violent content and celebration of the drug trade make this collection unsuitable to be sold alongside Barbie dolls and Disney characters," she adds.

Toys 'R Us said it was aware of the petition, but it looks unlikely the store will pull the figurines any time soon, that is until now..

While this news broke I went looking for the figures on the Toys R Us website which has them listed in the action figure section, but when you click on it they are no longer there.

You can see below in the screen caps that the toys have been pulled and a visit to toyrus.com will quickly give you the same result. This comes just after hours of this story gaining attention.

Toys R Us removes Breaking Bad Figures from store






Batman V Superman, Bruce Wayne and Lex Luthor Brawl


Bruce Wayne and Lex Luthor get into a brawl in the upcoming Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Yet again the local news broke this story by having another extra spill all he knows, then they went live at 5 with it.

Speaking with News 10 WILX, courtesy of reporter Kirk Montgomery, an unknown source revealed that a party scene at Lex Luthor's house will ultimately lead to Luthor's fight with Bruce Wayne. The insider reportedly insisted not to be recognised for fear of a $500 million lawsuit against leaking production details.

The scene will reportedly involve a party for the re-opening of Metropolis Central Library, which has been funded by LexCorp. There will be a red carpet entrance of the rich and famous, which would include Bruce Wayne. The video below seems to reveal the iconic red carpet montage as well. According to the site, the guests would be asked about their views on the recent public appearance of Superman. As for the paparazzi, The Planet's very own reporters Lois Lane and Clark Kent will be on the red carpet questioning Lex Luthor and Bruce Wayne. However, it's still uncertain what caused the fight between the two.



The Town That Dreaded Sundown (Review)


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The Town That Dreaded Sundown is by far the best horror film I have seen all year. Finally someone got it right and gave us a story that not only has great kills, but an actual plot with substance.

The film's opening with throw you for a curve. It opens with a narration about the real life phantom killer mixed with scenes from the 1976 film of the same name. From there we get our introduction to the main cast as the camera does a beautiful crane shot from behind a screen showing 'Town 76'.  Not five minutes after that we get our first kill of the film and meet our main girl Jami, played by Addison Timlin.

The cast for this semi-sequel is, in a word, perfect. You have Veronica Cartwright (The Birds,Alien) as the grandmother, Gary Cole (The Brady Bunch Movie, Office Space), Anthony Anderson (Scary Movie and Scream 4), Edward Hermann (The Lost Boys, Voice of the History Channel) and topped of with Ed Lauter (Shameless, The Artist). Each one brings their years of experience to the screen and play their given role with outstanding believability.

What really seals the deal on this film is the intercutting of the original film scenes to show the parallels of the film to the new copycat killer. The film really owes most of its greatness to Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and his Director of Photography Michael Goi. These two together have created some beautiful and iconic perfect shots. The use of the split diopter is, again, perfect.

The kills and effects are a thing of Beauty, almost everything seen happens in camera the practical way. I think I caught one scene with a digital touch and in my book that is a win for the practical FX community.

The story here is solid and the plot movies at a steady pace, no drawn out or unnecessary scenes to be found here. If you are a fan of horror this is one that will draw you in and have you guessing till the last reel.

Final Word: The Town That Dreaded Sundown is not a remake, but a perfect companion piece to the 1976 film. It has a solid plot, great FX and shots that make the film look as though it had a unlimited budget. Don't wait to see this, watch it now as it is a perfect film for this, the perfect month of October.

Rating: 10/10 stars   The best slasher film of 2014






RIR: Halloween, Friday The 13th and See No Evil 2


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Join us for a very special Rabbit In Red! Vincent Paul and Michael J are at it again as deep dark secrets are revealed. And by that we mean Michael J tells stories of his youth.


After that they get into where the HALLOWEEN franchise went bad, and surprisingly it's not where you think. You'll notice that Vince sounds like he suffered a head injury at times and for once Michael J sounds normal.

We wrap things up with reviews of See No Evil 2 and The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014). All that and more on this very special episode!


Follow Vincent Paul On Twitter: @knowyourhorror


Black Sails Season 2 Trailer

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Black Sails Season 2 trailer adds new pirates to the mix and gives viewers a glimpse of what  to expect in the upcoming season. The premiere episode of season 2 will air on Jan. 24, 2015.

A new pirate captain will be featured in "Black Sails" Season 2. The role of the ruthless pirate captain Ned Low will be played by Tadgh Murphy. Fans of the franchise can see the pirate with a scar on his right cheek and a discolored right eye in the trailer. He is seen killing the unarmed captain of a surrendered ship in the trailer.

Some of the other crew members may have more important roles this go around. The crimes committed by Flint were exposed by Dufresne in the previous season. He has risen from the role of an accountant to the quartermaster of the ship. Can he become a captain of a ship?



With the death of Gates and with two of the pirate ships brought down by the Spanish war ship, Flint has very little authority left. He is seen in the trailer saying he wants to become a captain of a ship again. The only reason the other crew members did not kill him in the previous season was because they found the Spanish treasure ship, the Urca.

It appears it may not be that easy for Flint to claim the treasures of the Urca in "Black Sails" Season 2. John Silver, played by Luke Arnold, is seen telling Flint he thinks the pirate captain wants to return to the island to claim the gold, which implies they may have left without the gold.

New alliances will be formed in "Black Sails" Season 2. Captain Charles Vane is seen making a deal with the new pirate Ned Low. Charles had taken control of the fort in the island and through that is able to control the island. Eleanor was not happy about the forced partnership and is waiting for a day when the fort gets retaken.

"Black Sails" Season 2 promises more action and drama. Anne Bonny is seen with Max naked on the bed, and Eleanor is seen confronting Flint. The trailer shows a ship burning at sea and lots of canons firing.

SF: Tales From the Quadead Zone & Septic Man

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Forest concludes his trek into the films of VHS rental past with a rather rare one, Tales From the Quadead Zone. Cory follows with yet another recent indie release, this time about a poop filled sewer, Septic Man.

The Duo also discuss visiting the 13 levels of fear of Ghost Lake, a regional haunted amusement park. Also they attended a screening of the semi-animated film The Congress at the Erie Art Museum. They watch daily Monster Madness videos, express their disinterest for the Van Helsing movie and they discuss how back yard movies were made "back in the day". For more Slaughter Film news and reviews, as well as show notes and special events, make sure to visit our website; SlaughterFilm.com.




TIME CODE
00:00 Introduction & Chat
15:39 Forest reviews Tales From the Quadead Zone
33:36 Know Your Horror Trivia
34:59 Cory reviews Septic Man
50:56 Comments & Conclusion

The UK Gets Morbid!

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We take a trip to the UK to discuss Eden Lake and In Fear, plus Borderlands. We are joined by Duncan McLeish from Podcast Under The Stairs after we learn that Michael J has been held in customs for transporting illegal goods. This is one not to miss!
 
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